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Geography AS and A Level at Nelson Thomlinson School

Course description

Course Content

AS Level:

Coasts.

Changing spaces.

Debate one topic from:

Climate Change; Disease Dilemma; Exploring Oceans; Future of Food or Hazardous Earth.

 

A Level:

Coasts.

Earth’s life support systems (carbon cycle/water cycle).

Changing spaces – local, national and global.

Trade or migration. Human rights or power and borders.

Debate – two topics from:

Climate Change; Disease Dilemma; Exploring Oceans; Future of Food or Hazardous Earth.

Entry requirements

At least a Grade C in GCSE Geography.

Student Attributes

  • Write a concise report.
  • Handle data.
  • Ask questions and find answers.
  • Make decisions about an issue.
  • Analyse material.
  • Organise themselves.
  • Good communicators.
  • Spatially aware.
  • Problem solvers.
  • Well rounded, flexible thinkers.
  • Think creatively and independently.
  • Socially, economically and environmentally aware.

Assessment

AS Exams:

Landscape and place: 2 hours 60%.

Geographical debates: 1hour 30 minutes 40%.

Fieldwork:

Two days at AS.

A2 Exams:

Physical systems: 1 hour 45 minutes 24%.

Human interactions: 1 hour 45 minutes 24%.

Geographical debates: 2 hours 30 minutes 32%.

A2 Coursework:

Independent investigation: 20%.

Fieldwork:

Two days at A2.

Future opportunities

Students could progress to reading a degree in either Physical or Human Geography, Environmental Science or Geology. Compared with other subjects Geography graduates are among the most employable as they possess a wide range of skills employers look for.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson Thomlinson School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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